Three Fort Bliss Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

POSTED: Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 6:35pm

UPDATED: Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 3:58pm

FORT BLISS- Three Fort Bliss Soldiers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom died December 3, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class Clark A. Corley Jr., 35, of Oxnard, California; Spc. Ryan M. Lumley, 21, of Lakeland, Florida; , and Spc. Thomas J. Mayberry, 21, of Springville, California have died as a result of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked their unit.

They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss, Texas. A memorial ceremony in honor of these fallen Soldiers will be coordinated and announced at a later date.

Biographies of each soldier are below.

Corley, 35 of Oxnard, Calif., was an Infantryman (MOS 11B) who entered the Army December 1995. He was previously stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., Fort Irwin, Calif., Fort Lee, Va., Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Camp Hovey, Korea, and Fort Hood, Texas. His military education includes Hazardous Materials Certification, Radiological Safety, Action Officer Development Course and Sling Load Inspection Certification. Corley's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal-Fourth Award, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with a Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Expert Infantryman Badge. He is survived by his spouse and one child.

Lumley, 21 of Lakeland, Fla., was an Infantryman (MOS 11B) who entered the Army from Tampa, Fla., March 2009. He was previously stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. Lumley's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with a Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. He is survived by his spouse.

Mayberry, 21, of Springville, Calif., was an Infantryman (MOS 11B) who entered the Army from Oakland, Calif., January 2009. His previous assignments include Fort Benning, Ga. and Camp Casey, Korea. Mayberry's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with a Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon. Mayberry was posthumously promoted to the rank of Specialist. He is survived by his spouse.
 

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It's tragic, it always is when Soldiers fall. As a veteran of 3 tours (Infantry) in this war (don't be confused they are the same war), I know that for every man we lose in this war 10 American civilians are saved. If we allow ourselves to be a convenient target for Muslim scumbags by parking ourselves in their back yard, that's forcing them to expend resources that would otherwise be dedicated to the next 9/11. I salute these men's truly selfless service.

SFC clark corley was my platoon sgt while i was at bliss. spc lumley was a friend and platoon mate as well as spc mayberry. i wish i was there to do something but unfortunately i was discharged under medical conditions. ill miss them all and especially my mentor and kind loving leader, SFC corley, REST IN PARADISE MY BROTHERS

If that's your argument then you may want to find better words. Perhaps 'the cause' or some facts on your part. The middle east is not the only area we fight in. You get rid of this war and we'll fight elsewhere. In any case, being deployed means that the people we care about back home are safe and sound and I wouldn't have it any other way. Those three died fighting for what they believed in. And the younger two joined in a time of war knowing that they would be deployed to the middle east. RIP

Pray for their families and all the soldiers who are still in harms way.
STOP this.....can we do anything to stop killing our sons and daughters. Enough is Enough!

I agree with you! I have 2 sons in the military each have been on two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, (1 in each for 2 sons). Each time they go to the area is a terrible stress on them and their familes. Please help me keep them home! They have done their time!

if you want them to stay at home then advise them not to re-enlist when there contract expires. Last time I checked this is an all volunteer force. Besides last time I checked there have been more death in El Paso in the past 3 months, than the 3 Soldiers that died in combat.

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